Perfume News

New Launches: Pan, Fairchild and Riverside by Anya's Garden

by Grant Osborne, 18th December, 2006

Anya's Garden, a natural perfume company, has recently launched three perfumes – Pan, Fairchild, and Riverside.   The company was formerly known as Anya's Tropical Essences, selling natural perfumes since 1992, based in Miami, Florida. The concept behind Anya's Garden of Natural Perfume is the intent to create, thro…

Exclusive: Erwin Creed's Birthday Wish

by Grant Osborne, 14th December, 2006

Erwin Creed for his 26th birthday on Friday (15th December) is announcing that a portion of proceeds from U.S. sales of Creed's new Royal Ceylan fragrance will benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council. Erwin Creed is the seventh generation of the dynastic House of Creed in Paris that has served more than 10 royal houses and world…

December 14th is National Happy Day

by Grant Osborne, 13th December, 2006

Clinique are celebrating the tenth anniversary of its Happy fragrance by announcing 14th December, "National Happy Day".At all of Clinique's US counters, staff will dress in orange, to match the fragrance, and hand out Happy samples. Any purchase of Happy made between 14th and 24th December will entitle the customer to five …

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Maurer & Wirtz to buy 4711

by Grant Osborne, 12th December, 2006

German company, Maurer & Wirtz, is to buy the 4711 brand from Procter & Gamble, it was announced today.Maurer & Wirtz, famous for the Nonchalance, Tabac Original and Betty Barclay fragrances, will also take over ownership of the 4711 shop in Cologne, as well as the Tosca, Sir Irisch Moos and Extase fragrances. Not included in …

Indian postal service issue sandalwood postage stamp

by Grant Osborne, 11th December, 2006

The Indian government will be issuing a perfumed postage stamp with the fragrance of Sandalwood. The commemorative stamp is being created "as Sandalwood is an integral part of the Indian heritage which needs to be treasured and conserved". The stamp will have the value of fifteen rupees and will be formally released by Shri Daya…

Natural Perfumery Month

by Grant Osborne, 11th December, 2006

In recognition of the growing interest in natural fragrances, December has been named Natural Perfume Month by the Artisan Natural Perfumers Guild. Anya McCoy, President of the guild explains why December was chosen. "The first naturally-perfumed gifts associated with the month of December were those given in Bethlehem of frankincens…

P&G to launch new Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana fragrances

by Grant Osborne, 08th December, 2006

Procter and Gamble are to launch new men's fragrances for Gucci and Dolce and Gabbana, as well as a colour cosmetics range for D&G.Gucci pour Homme II will launch in March 2007, and is the follow up to 2003's Gucci pour Homme. The bottle echoes that of the original, but features a brushed-gold metal cap with blue juice. The fr…

4711 to be officially retired in the next couple of months.

by Grant Osborne, 08th December, 2006

In an interview with WWD, Hartwig Langer, global president of P&Gs prestige division has announced that he expects 4711 to be "officially retired in the next couple of months."As originally reported in August, P&G wish to sell off 4711, Tosca, Extase and Sir Irisch Moos for "strategic reasons" and to focus on &…

Coty had a little L.A.M.B.: Coty sign Gwen Stefani for fragrance deal.

by Grant Osborne, 07th December, 2006

Coty have signed an agreement to produce and market a line of fragrances for Gwen Stefani's clothing brand, L.A.M.B (Love Angel Music Baby). The fragrance, which is yet to be named, will launch in Autumn 2007 and according to Coty will “reflect the unique blend of verve, style and vivacity of L.A.M.B. fashion and accessories.&rd…

Ormonde Jayne add new bath products to range

by Grant Osborne, 07th December, 2006

London-based perfumery, Ormonde Jayne, have added Bathing oils, Body Lotions and Bath & Shower Cremes to the current range.The bathing oils are hand-blended and 100% preservative free, while all Ormonde Jayne products are free from mineral oils, parabens, colouring and GM ingredients. Formulations are all moisture-packed with added sh…

Perry Ellis International Re-Acquires Perry Ellis Brand Fragrance License from Parlux

by Grant Osborne, 07th December, 2006

Perry Ellis International has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement and re-acquired from Parlux Fragrances all rights, titles, interests, intangible assets and inventory that Parlux had pursuant to a global license agreement to manufacture and distribute perfumery, fragrances, lotions, toiletries and cosmetics under the Perr…

Procter and Gamble drop Willy Bogner

by Grant Osborne, 06th December, 2006

German ski-wear manufacturer, Willy Bogner, has signed a new fragrance licensing deal with Baden-Baden based skincare company, Fribad. The current license with Procter and Gamble ends on 31st December 2006.Bogner first entered the fragrance arena in 1985 with Bogner Man and Bogner Woman, produced by The Lancaster Group. Thirteen years lat…